Friday, July 19, 2013

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza, Yucatan - MEXICO - UNESCO #483

My first card from Mexico arrived today! My mother went there last month to a week of sun and tequilla and mailed me a couple of postcards. I've been in Yucatan in 2009 and to be honest, globally I preferred Tulum near the sea over Chichen-Itza (it's hard to believe that Tulum isn't on the list) but of course the Kukulkan pyramid is an unforgettable site. Thanks mum, once again you've made my UNESCO collection grow - 97 down, 894 to go. This postcard took 29 days to arrive!

UNESCO #438 - Kukulkan, Chichen-Itza, Yucatan - MEXICO
 
The Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán.


 

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